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Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> president obama and the first lady are in route to south africa where nearly 90 world leaders are expected to attend tomorrow's memorial service for nelson mandela. also on air force one, former president george w. bush, his wife laura and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter are traveling separately. the only living president not able to attend george h.w. bush, at 89 can no longer travel such a long distance. it will be held in soweto where nelson mandela made his final public appearance in 2010. ron, you have half of the world's leaders gathering, that stadium seats 95,000. it is an open air and presented significant challenges security wise. >> reporter: yes, there's perhaps not been an event like this ever, dare i say, the most comparable is the funeral of pope john paul ii in 2005 where there was 3 million people and 75 or 80 world leaders who attended. this is going to be an amazing day tomorrow. there's a lot of anticipation already. behind me you can hear people in the streets here still singing and dancing and sell bragt the l
Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> more than 90 world leaders and tens and thousands of south africans braved tight security and pouring rain to secure the service for nelson mandela. held at the soccer stadium in soweta. a huge figure, in her own rite as president obama entered the stabds he shook hands with cuban president raul castro. that's the second time in 20 years that a sitting president has shook hands with a communist leader. george w. bush and jimmy carter also attended. despite the rain they sang and cheered along through the whole program. ♪ >> three of mandela's 18 grandchildren were greeted with cheers as they stepped to the podium to speak for the mandela family. >> tower over the world like a comet, leaving streaks of light for us to follow. we salute you, mandiba. >> the giant tree has fallen, scattering bright leaves, each indicating messages of peace and love and reconciliation. >> of the wind, of the land, where black and white and rich and poor and men and women and children must live side by side dreaming the same dream, realizing that we salute you. >> president obama got quite the wa
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> president obama leading our nation in mourning. former south african mandela, his death 24 hours ago was not unexpected but caused a deep sense of loss and outpouring of memories and condolences. he spent 95 years on this earth. 27 of them in prison for treason. he led the crusade against
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